Review: Diary of a Man in Despair – Friedrich Reck

It would be easy to let the title of this book put you off it: Diary of a Man in Despair, does not sound as though it’s going to be an entertaining read, but I share the view of  Guy Savage of His Futile Preoccupations that this is an “extraordinary document”, a “unique testament” to the [...]

Review: Keeping Up With The Germans – Philip Oltermann

Anyone who has visited Germany will come away impressed by the similarities between our two countries. We Britons find much to admire in Germany but the Germans tend to admire British culture and our way of life also. When Philip Oltermann was 16, his parents told him that his father had accepted a posting to [...]